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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

Hot and cold spots in your home can be an annoyance to put it nicely. They can be uncomfortable, but what’s worse is that they could be a symptom of problems with your heating and cooling system. You may require air conditioner service and Three Rivers Heating & Cooling is ready to help you, but we’ve got some things you can think about before your appointment.

Hot and cold spots may indicate you have an ineffective number of cold air return vents or it could mean something as simple as unblocking a blocked air vent. The only thing you have to do is walk through your home and see if anything is blocking any of your vents. If you find that you have a vent or two obscured by furniture or your child has dropped clothes on one, you’re not getting maximum efficiency from your heating and cooling system.

If the concern is something more serious like a lack of cold air return vents, you should talk with an expert—whether during a routine air conditioner service appointment or if you call about this issue specifically. It’s amazing how many homes have only a single cold air return. This is often not going to keep your home evenly heated or cooled.

What can you do?

  1. Look at the furniture arrangements of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. Even if vents aren’t directly blocked, the arrangement of furniture in each room could be preventing continuous airflow throughout that room.
  2. Call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling to have a professional duct system evaluation, so we can get to the root of your hot and cold spots. We can give you suggestions and help you resolve any issues we find.
  3. Have an expert clean your ducts to make a positive change to your home’s comfort. This may not solve all of your issues with hot and cold spots, but you may notice a big improvement once your vents are cleaned.

There’s no reason hot and cold spots should be making your home uncomfortable and your HVAC system inefficient. If you’ve found hot and cold spots in your home, call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling in Portland to schedule air conditioner service. Call 503-213-4433 or set up an appointment today.*

* The above tips are based on opinion and should not merely be relied upon without consideration of your particular situation or any additional unique facts and circumstances. Three Rivers Heating & Cooling MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ITS CURRENCY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OR ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.